Articles from the October 1, 2015 edition

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Weather Causing Road Closures/Outages-Brevard

According to the N.C. Department of Transportation, as of Sunday afternoon, the following roads were closed:Barclay Road, Tanasee Gap Road, Hart Road, Merrill Lane, Cascade Lake Road and Wilson Road....

 

Neuter Or Euthanize?

News that the county has been fined $10,150 for unauthorized euthanasias has brought forth both critics and supporters of the county animal shelter. From Sept. 1, 2014 to July 21, 2015, there were 205 animals euthanized by staff members who were not...

 

Scenes Of High Waters And Flooding In Transylvania County

View photos from around the county taken on Sunday....

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    October 1, 2015

Officials Planning For Storm -Brevard NC

Emergency officials are cautiously watching an early fall storm expected to dump close to 10 inches of rain on Transylvania County and the surrounding areas. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for western North Carolina, the...

 

Flu Shots Available Oct. 9; First Flu Death Of The Season Reported-Brevard NC

Transylvania Public Health will be offering flu shots to the public starting Oct. 9. The regular influenza vaccine costs $38, and the high-dose influenza vaccine costs $60. All immunizations are administered by a public health nurse. Immunizations...

 

New Projects

Due to the generosity of Frank and Donna Patton, two new projects beneficial to the community could be underway soon: track and field improvements and accessories at Brevard College, and a new dormitory at Brevard Music Center. The Pattons, who also...

 

Cancelled Events Rescheduled-Brevard NC

Brevard High School's football game has been rescheduled to 7 p.m., Monday. BHS Homecoming Parade has been rescheduled to 2:30 p.m., Monday. The parade, however, will not be coming through downtown....

 

Blue Ridge Parkway Issues Road Advisory-Brevard NC

Based on recent and forecasted weather conditions and in the interest of visitor safety, the Blue Ridge Parkway is issuing a road advisory for the entire 469-mile route through Monday, Oct. 5. Drivers are encouraged to use extreme caution and be...

 

A 'Geopolitical Chernoby!'

General Petraeus recently characterized the situation in Syria and the flow of refugees spewing into Europe as a “Geopolitical Chernobyl.” Assad’s war against his people already has caused nearly 300,000 deaths, millions displaced in Syria,...

 

Red Cross Provides Flood App-Brevard NC

Periods of very heavy rainfall are expected to produce flash flooding, and the Western North Carolina Region of the American Red Cross urges residents to take steps now to prepare in advance of the storm. "The Red Cross is preparing for potential flo...

 

Ecusta Trail Is Best Bet

A couple of weekends ago, I had the pleasure of riding a bicycle on the Creeper Trail in Damascus, Va., a Rails-to-Trails bike path. We had a total of 17 people in our group. We spent two nights in cabins, rented some bikes and ate several meals in...

 

Realistic Vs. Fantasy Conservatism

John Boehner’s unfortunate resignation as Speaker of the House has emphasized how a relatively small group (about 40) of House Republicans are drawing a line in the sand between those conservatives who have a realistic view of conservatism and the...

 

Legal Notices For October 1, 2015

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Brevard Board of Adjustment will meet in the Council Room of the Municipal Building located at 95 W. Main St. in Brevard, North Carolina, on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. The purpose of this... Full story

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    October 1, 2015

Twelve-Year-Old Shot In Hand-Brevard N.C.

A 12-year-old See Off boy accidentally shot his own hand with a revolver on Thursday evening. According to Transylvania County Chief Deputy Eddie Gunter, the 12-year-old boy, whose name was not released, was taken to Transylvania Regional Hospital...

 

County Tackling Animal Shelter Issues-Brevard NC

Transylvania commissioners Monday heard praise and criticism of the county's animal shelter, and staff's plans to correct the problems that saw the state issue fines. As previously reported, the N.C....

 

Animal Shelter Fines Could Have Been Much Greater-Brevard NC

The total amount of the fines Transylvania County faces for unauthorized euthanasias performed at the animal shelter could have been more than $1 million had county staff not begun to correct the problems. Instead, the state fined the county $10,150...

 

County Manager Jaime Laughter Responds To Animal Shelter Questions - Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: The following is County Manager Jaime Laughter’s response to several questions about the state’s recent citing and fining of the county animal shelter. Questions included when she first heard about the “euthanasia” issues,...

 

Church Activities – Transylvania County

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian This Sunday Bob Singdahlsen will preach his final sermon as parish associate, a position he has held for the past eight years. There will be a reception after the 11 a.m. service to celebrate Bob’s faithful and...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    October 1, 2015

New Aethelwold Owner Moving Project Ahead - Brevard NC

A portion of a historic downtown Brevard building is reopening with hopes of drawing dozens of people to live in the downtown area. Developer Michael Domokur said he's received a certificate of...

 
 By John Lanier    News    October 1, 2015

State Budget Will Not Have 'Drastic' Impact On Schools – Brevard NC

The state’s recently approved budget will not require the local school system to make any drastic budgetary changes, according to Norris Barger, the director of business services for Transylvania County Schools. Barger told Board of Education...

 
 By Park Baker    News    October 1, 2015

Long Hikes Help Veterans - Brevard NC

This Saturday at Atagahi Park in Connestee Falls the Warrior Hike program is holding a fundraiser for its new "Walk off the War" Mountains to Sea trail "through hike" scheduled next year. The Warrior...

 
 By Kevin Fuller    News    October 1, 2015

Pisgah Forest Man Facing Drug Charges – Brevard NC

A Pisgah Forest man has been charged with trafficking marijuana. Robert O. Debrie, 55, of 95 Spring Meadow Drive, was charged with trafficking in marijuana, maintaining a place for drugs, which are both felonies, and possession of marijuana...

 

Cradle Hosting 'Forest Festival Day' - Brevard NC

The Cradle of Forestry invites people of all ages to celebrate the heritage of western North Carolina during the annual Forest Festival Day this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 100 forestry students, traditional craftsmen and exhibitors...

 

Shirley "Gigi" Hicks Adams

Shirley "Gigi" Hicks Adams, 80, of Spartanburg, S.C., wife of Rev. William "Bill" C. Adams, went to be with the Lord Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at Pelham Medical Center. Born in Kings Mountain, N.C.,...

 

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